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Criminalizing Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Held captive." It was how one 13-year-old described the feeling of growing up poor in our wealthy nation, and for more and more Americans living in poverty, this feeling isn't just a metaphor.

Why We Need Independent Prosecutors

William Lynch III | Posted 06.27.2015 | Crime
William Lynch III

Clearly the South Carolina Supreme Court did the right thing by assigning a special prosecutor to the Walter Scott case. And if South Carolina can do it, then the rest of the nation can do the same.

Now We Watch the Cops

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Welcome to the Age of the Instant Upload...

Will the South Teach the North About Police Reform?

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We are a long way from justice and this case will have to work its way through the prosecutor, jury selection and trial, but just the contrast of this tragic incident and that of Garner's death and others is remarkable.

Should We Give Cops 'Benefit of the Doubt' When They Kill Unarmed People?

Mark Green | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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After the spate of white cops/black deaths -- and planted evidence in the Scott case -- should we continue to take police at their word when making life-death decisions? Matalin and Reagan debate the Slager killing and whether this time it'll be different. Also: We discuss kickoffs of Rand, Hillary, Iran-Nuc.

Should We Give Cops 'Benefit of the Doubt' When They Kill Unarmed People?

Mark Green | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpg

After the spate of white cops/black deaths -- and planted evidence in the Scott case -- should we continue to take police at their word when making life-death decisions? Matalin and Reagan debate the Slager killing and whether this time it'll be different. Also: We discuss kickoffs of Rand, Hillary, Iran-Nuc.

How a Broken Taillight Can Be a Death Sentence in America

Karen Dolan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Karen Dolan

The situation that led to the killing of Walter Scott by a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina is indicative of the crisis created by the growing criminalization of poverty in America and the persistent de-humanization of black people.

Man Vows Suit Over Prior Excessive Force Complaint Against Michael Slager

Reuters | Harriet McLeod | Posted 04.10.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - A South Carolina man emerged on Thursday to say that the high-profile, videotaped shooting death of another black man by a police officer ...

South Carolina Residents Say State Has 'An Atmosphere Of Racism'

Reuters | Harriet McLeod | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., April 8 (Reuters) - For the dozens of protesters who descended on the working-class South Carolina city of North Charleston on...

Ryan J. Reilly

Law Enforcement Defense Group President: 'This Officer Is In Serious Trouble'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

Ron Hosko, a former FBI assistant director, is now president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, which helps defend officers charged in fatal s...

How Democrats Hurt Jobs

New York Times | JOE NOCERA | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

The airplane’s aft section arrived early Monday morning. That’s what they’d been waiting for at the final assembly plant in North Charleston, S....